Honda EU2200i Review: 2200 watt portable inverter generator

Editor rating

5/5 on March 5, 2018

User's rating

152 reviews


  • Portable
  • Quiet
  • Fuel Efficient


  • Price (>$1000)


The perfect portable inverter generator, both for back up power and for RVs/Camping/Tailgating.

Honda EU2200i Review: The Perfect Portable Inverter Generator

The Honda EU2200i, an upgrade on the hugely popular EU2000i, is a popular portable inverter generator which is conveniently quiet, remarkably lightweight and moveable, and is impressively powerful while remaining fuel-efficient.

It comes rigged up with a feature called the Eco Throttle ™, which enables optimal fuel efficiency and engine speed. It works to regulate the engine so that it only runs as fast as needed.

The  Eco Throttle™ enabled machine will run for over 8 hours on the 1.1 gallon fuel supply.

The generator runs on 12-volt DC batteries, and you can buy a charging cord to go along with the machine. If one is not quite enough, the purchase of a parallel cable gives you the possibility of 3200 Watts by running this generator in sync with its companion kit.

But with proper care and maintenance this piece of equipment offers you a guaranteed 5000 hours (208 complete days) of highly fuel-efficient work.

It generator comes with a warranty that lasts three years.

Here is a video (mainly on how to set up a Honda EU2200i) of this model:

Honda EU2200i Review Against Key Selection Criteria

Price (2/5)

At $1000, this is a top of the range piece of equipment.

We reckon it’s worth it – but if this is over your budget there are other models which are cheaper but come with fewer features.

Brand Reputation (5/5)

Honda has an unparalleled reputation for engine design.

A big tick here.

Power (4/5)

At 2200W the unit’s power is high for a portable inverter generator.

Run Time (5/5>

The Honda EU2200i very fuel efficient.It can run for over 8 hours on just 1 gallon of gas.

Portability (5/5)

At 50 pounds the unit can be easily carried – making it perfect for taking on camping trips and the like.

Overall Result

The Honda EU2200i is the perfect portable inverter generator.

It offers great power, is portable, runs on little fuel and can be taken anywhere.

It does come at a price though – with its >$1000 price at the higher end of inverter generator prices.

Detailed Specs:

Part Number
Item Weight
Product Dimensions
Item model number
Power Source
Item Package
Batteries Included?
Batteries Required?

47 pounds
20 x 11.4 x 16.7 inches
120 volts
2200 watts